Tag Archives: Jim Dillard

First Lecture in Series to Address the Art of the Kayak

Cockpit of historic Alutiiq kayak, ca. 1868. Courtesy Presidents and Fellows of Harvard University, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and via alutiiqmuseum.org. Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local craftsman will lead a lecture about Alutiiq kayak carving techniques focused on one example in particular. The Alutiiq Museum is currently exhibiting a seal skin-covered kayak, which Jim Dillard says was probably crafted …

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Lecture Series to Teach Bushcraft Skills

A wood mallet used for basic bushcraft tasks.teejaybee/Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT If a person gets lost in the mountains or forests of Kodiak, they’d benefit from knowing a bit about woodworking, sharpening tools, and starting fires. A series of three presentations as part of the Baranov Museum’s History Speaks spring lecture series will teach audience members those very skills. Speaker Jim …

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